Elite level swimming is a big commitment with swimmers (and their parents) waking up at unsociable hours and putting in over 10 hours in the water each week. And the difference between finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in swimming often comes down to milliseconds. Coaches in swimming focus so much attention on the small details to try to give their athletes an edge in such a competitive environment.
ISP are very fortunate to have some of the top coaches in the country working with our student athletes. Coach Albino Diaz leads ISP practices 12 times per week as the morning coach (5:45-7:00 a.m.) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as well as a the head coach of our 9/10 year old swimmers and of our varsity teams during the afternoon practices. One of coach Albino's star swimmers, Edgar Crespo, is now a professional swimmer based in the USA but still loves to train with Albino while he is visiting Panama. This week our coaches arranged for Mr. Crespo to share some tips specifically focused on turns with our aspiring student athletes. Our students were asking lots of questions and enjoyed getting to see Edgar in action. Thank you very much for sharing your experiences with our students and we will be following Edgar's success in the season ahead!